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Author Topic: Li-Ion Battery Setup HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (Please Read Me)  (Read 183039 times)
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« Reply #255 on: November 14, 2016, 08:11:26 AM »

And what is so specific about this charger? A proprietary plug? Unique voltage amount? Insanely large Amper requirement?
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« Reply #256 on: November 14, 2016, 08:34:54 AM »

1. Not propietary, I think, but the Recharge Port and the charger plug are geared to each other - especially in size. Finding a different charger with the right plug without knowing the model and size of the Port may become very difficult.

2. Voltage range is 100-240V, so nothing special here. It's established for many contemporary electronic and electric devices.

3. No, but its output is either 0.2 A (slow charger) or 1.2 A (fast charger). The slow charger can't charge a saber that is turned on - its output is lower than the amount the saber needs when turned on. Only the fast charger will charge a saber that is turned on.

4. The most important feature of both chargers is that they can "trickle-charge", hence the name "Smart Charger". That means once the batteries are full, the charger turns off. Once the voltage drops below a certain limit (due to normal battery draining in sabers without kill keys), the charger begins charging again. This is not implemented in many chargers, but quite important to maintain the functionality of the Li-Ion batteries.
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« Reply #257 on: September 13, 2017, 03:15:29 PM »

I got lucky twice. My mystery box came with rechargeable, but no charger. Lucky for me I had a nice one for my flashlight batteries. Nitecore digicharger D2. Does Li Ion Ni MH and Ni Cad.
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« Reply #258 on: October 13, 2017, 04:03:59 PM »

Does the LI charger come with the input and output cables? Mine came with just the docking station and no cables?
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« Reply #259 on: October 14, 2017, 10:57:30 AM »

The Smart Chargers for the Recharge Ports come fully assembled. The cradle chargers for spare batteries only come with the power supply unit, obviously.
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« Reply #260 on: May 15, 2018, 05:21:18 PM »

This is good info still. I didnt know at first that i had to use 3.7 v batteries specifically so i once replaced the batteries with basic  duracell batteries ..and when i did that...the sound was quieter and there was no light at all. U defnally can only use the 3.7v batteries.
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« Reply #261 on: July 12, 2018, 04:09:41 PM »

1. Not propietary, I think, but the Recharge Port and the charger plug are geared to each other - especially in size. Finding a different charger with the right plug without knowing the model and size of the Port may become very difficult.

2. Voltage range is 100-240V, so nothing special here. It's established for many contemporary electronic and electric devices.

3. No, but its output is either 0.2 A (slow charger) or 1.2 A (fast charger). The slow charger can't charge a saber that is turned on - its output is lower than the amount the saber needs when turned on. Only the fast charger will charge a saber that is turned on.

4. The most important feature of both chargers is that they can "trickle-charge", hence the name "Smart Charger". That means once the batteries are full, the charger turns off. Once the voltage drops below a certain limit (due to normal battery draining in sabers without kill keys), the charger begins charging again. This is not implemented in many chargers, but quite important to maintain the functionality of the Li-Ion batteries.


Hey I'm not sure if you will be able to answer my question so I'll leave it open but since I noticed you mentioned the kill key... I was wondering if the external charger option with li-ion bats comes with the kill key installed in the port or are kill keys a totally desperate accesorry you need to order with your light saber if you get the adapter charge option with the external charge adapter with the 2 xfire bats
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« Reply #262 on: July 14, 2018, 05:40:08 AM »

I don't know if Ultrasabers still sell sabers with Kill Keys. When they did, there was an option with Kill Key setup and Recharge Port charger, which means once you plug the charger in the saber, the saber is virtually dead and only the batteries are charged. I think it included a Kill Key as well, but I'm not sure.
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« Reply #263 on: July 14, 2018, 06:38:42 PM »

I don't know if Ultrasabers still sell sabers with Kill Keys. When they did, there was an option with Kill Key setup and Recharge Port charger, which means once you plug the charger in the saber, the saber is virtually dead and only the batteries are charged. I think it included a Kill Key as well, but I'm not sure.


Awesome thanks for the reply And yeah I was getting both the interior charge port and the external... so I could charge more batteries at a time with just the  1 external charger with USBcable for 2 bats and then charge the others through my saber.
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« Reply #264 on: July 15, 2018, 01:40:09 PM »

That's the reason why I always recommend a separate charger. For spare batteries, which I also recommend buying for the case that batteries just die. So you always have a working set.
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« Reply #265 on: August 06, 2018, 11:23:45 AM »

I've been researching Li-Ion batteries and wanted to know if anyone else has luck finding other brands of Li-Ion that works well other than Xtar batteries, I just don't know about them and I have quite a bit of Nitecores laying around but the 14500 are 50 Mah short of the Xtar which is a capacity thing versus capability so it's not a huge deal for me.  Again, I don't mind buying the Xtars, would like more info and experience in dealing with them or other brand (excuse me if I'm out of line for mentioning other brands of batteries).
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« Reply #266 on: August 06, 2018, 04:31:23 PM »

We get our batteries from multiple sources and brand names... and members have their favorites.  Purchasing from US guarantees that you will get the correct ones.  What's most important is getting a match for the 14500 battery size/dimensions to fit the current battery pack and 3.7 voltage that is a match to the Xtar Li-Ions.  In the past US used the TrustFire brand.  Be careful with knockoffs or purchasing a steal of a deal from for example... some Chinese distributors on Amazon and e-bay.  The loaded saber may not run all of it's setup and options with a weaker powered battery.  Smiley
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« Reply #267 on: August 06, 2018, 11:23:06 AM »

Thank you once again, Dauntless for your knowledge and expertise.  Its good to know that many questions that I have can easily be answered by great people like yourself.  US batteries it is. Have a point
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« Reply #268 on: August 06, 2018, 02:14:34 PM »

Thank you once again, Dauntless for your knowledge and expertise.  Its good to know that many questions that I have can easily be answered by great people like yourself.  US batteries it is. Have a point


You are welcome and a point returned for all the expert other advice you have given me.  Cheesy
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« Reply #269 on: August 07, 2018, 04:35:13 AM »

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